Malaysia has been in the news a lot this year and not for the best of reasons. I have had the opportunity to fly to Malaysia three years in a row to conduct the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In addition, I have presented the Clemson Playground Maintenance Technician Course twice. This has been an interesting and rewarding personal international experience. I would like to share with you what has been accomplished over this short period of time.
I visited the Tumbling Bay Playground in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after my Open House Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tour last weekend. A real inspiration for play ground design. No boundary fence, spiky planting used as part of the planting mix, natural elements used in construction and a real sense of danger in the play equipment.